MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WKRN) — Lonnie Norman, the mayor of Manchester, has died after being hospitalized earlier in the month with the coronavirus.
The City of Manchester announced the passing of Mayor Norman early Monday morning, stating he died “after a valiant fight against COVID-19.”
The mayor had been hospitalized Oct. 1 after contracting the virus.
“With a deep sense of sadness and loss, we announce the passing of Mayor Lonnie Norman after being hospitalized for COVID-19 on October 1, 2020,” the city’s statement read. “Mayor Norman passed away in the early hours of Monday, October 12, 2020, after a valiant fight against COVID-19.”
Manchester police escorted Mayor Norman’s body to Central Funeral Home around 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Funeral arrangements for the mayor have not been announced.